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Select a difficulty level for this entire task (including any prerequisite instructions). The difficulty ranking reflects the experience, physical dexterity, and risk involved.

Very easy

Does not require opening device.


Requires minimal disassembly and requires only basic tools like a Phillips or flat-head screwdriver.


Requires a fair amount of disassembly. This is a task that most people would not perform without instruction.


Requires significant disassembly and may require specialized tasks like soldering.

Very difficult

This task is considered quite challenging, may require specialized tasks like micro-soldering, and may risk damage to the device. If you can do this, people may call you MacGyver on occasion.

  • Mac mini Late 2014 Bottom Cover Replacement
  • Mac mini Late 2014 Antenna Plate Replacement
  • Mac Mini Late 2014 Fan Replacement
  • Mac Mini Late 2014 Logic Board Assembly Replacement
  • Mac mini Late 2014 Heat Sink Replacement

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  • 1 × Plastic Opening Tools
  • 1 × Spudger
  • 1 × TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver
  • 1 × Mac mini Logic Board Removal Tool
  • 1 × Arctic Silver ArctiClean
  • 1 × Arctic Silver Thermal Paste
  • 1 × Coffee Filters or a lint-free cloth
  • 1 × T8 Torx Screwdriver
  • 1 × Mac mini A1347 (Late 2014) Core i5 1.4 GHz I O Bezel
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